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I have read with attention the letter of the Secretary of the Treasury of the U. S. dated 21 December, 1791, and the two letters of the Comptroller-General dated 24th December, 1791, and 29th of February, 1792, relative to the construction of the 18th section of the Act of Congress making provision for the debt of the U. S. It appears to me that the word “ those ” in the enacting part of the...
By an act intituled “An Act to amend the act intituled “An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States, in the territory north west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river,” passed 10th May 1800, it is provided, that the purchase money shall be paid in four equal payments, the first payable within 40 days & the three last within two, three & four years respectively...
The weather having detained me here to day, I have employed it in making some rough sketches relative to our financial situation, which I have the honor to enclose. Independent of the uncertainty arising from the fluctuation in the amount of duties on imports, which vary so much, as to have been two millions of dollars more in 1800 than the preceding year, I had neither time nor documents...
Sketch &c. Expenses & Receipts of 1801 1. Interest & charges on public debt including repayt. on six p% & def stock 5,325,000. 2. Civil list, mint, military pensions, light houses, foreign intercourse, 900,000. 3. Expenses attending land tax & census 100,000. 4. Extraordy. expenses attending for. intercouse vizt.     Protection of seamen 30,000 } 529,500 appropd.     Prize causes in England...
Revenues exclusively of internal duties after 1801 Impost permanent may be estimated at 8,000,000 Postage, dividends &c 200,000 Sales of lands 300,000 8,500,000 Expenses after 1801 1. Interest & charges on public debt will diminish about 40,000 dollars a year about 5,200,000 2. Civil list &c. after probable reductions 800,000 3. } contingencies at home & abroad
Army amounts now (exclusively of marines who are 1,100) to about 5400 men The present expence is  1. Ordnance department including fabrication of muskets 100,000  2. Indian department & defensive protection of frontiers 100,000  3. Pay, subsistence, clothing &c. of army 1,000,000  4. Quarter master departt. & contingencies 200,000 1,400,000 Congress had reduced the Army in 1797 to 3200 men On...
I have not lost any time since my return here, & have succeeded, in arranging my business, complex as it was, in this part of the Country. We have had another deep fall of snow in the mountains last Tuesday, 20th instt., which will render the roads extremely bad across the Allegheny. I have, however, very strong horses, & expect to leave home the day after to morrow, and to be in the city of...
I find that all Commissions are made out in your office. Those agreed upon yesterday & which, the President, conceiving they were made out in this office, had directed me to prepare are Connecticut Samuel Bishop Collector of New Haven vice E. Goodrich Alexander Wolcott Collector of Middletown vice Ephraim Kirby Supervisor of Connecticut vice John Chester New Jersey John Hurd Collector of Amboy...
The valuations & enumerations for the State of South Carolina , directed to be made under the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling Houses and the enumeration of Slaves within the United States,” are not yet completed. Mr. William A. Deas late Commissioner for the first division of that State, resigned his Commission on the 10th. of October last, and his...
I enclose the two letters I mentioned this morning , and two more recd. from my personal friends by this day’s post. That from Davis himself excepted, the others you will easily perceive were intended only for my perusal. As to Davis himself, supposing a vacancy to take place, I know not a man likely to make a better officer. The only objection is that he has not heretofore moved in a very...